Is anyone else as interested as I am in board games that recreate historical battles and campaigns. I have slowly been building a collection. The most impressive games I have are Fire in the East and Scorched Earth which recreate the fighting on the Eastern Front during the second world war. The game starts on June 22, 1941 and continues through winter of 1944. It includes every German, Rumanian, Finnish, Italian, Hungarian, Slovakian, and Russian division that took place in the campaign (even including partisans, and prisoners of war raised into fighting units). The initial placement of the forces, and the arrival of reinforcements is historically accurate but the players are given almost complete operational freedom in directing their armies. Some of these games have been recreated as computer games, but I find spreading out the huge maps and playing that way to be much more fun. I also have the complete campaigns of Napoleon, the entire campaign in Italy from the second world war, the battle of Gettysburg, and a few others too. I usually purchase a new one every week (mostly out of print avalon hill games). Anyone else play these games? Anyone else prefer war games as board games as opposed to on the computer?